When I first setup our planted aquarium, I readily jumped on board for tools and supplies to make for a healthy tank: substrate – check, fertilizers – check, upgraded light – check. As the items piled up and the budget got crunched, some things I decided to do without. One neglected item was
I recently rescaped our Fluval Spec V aquarium and decided to swap out the Black Flourite substrate for something a bit more high end. For all the effort of breaking down the tank, I wanted a substrate that looked more attractive and that provides nutrients more efficiently to the plant roots. I eventually chose Aquasand substrate from Up Aqua. This product has been up and in use for more than a month now and I am very happy with it. I will get into a review of this substrate and discuss
One of the variables that you need to establish for your aquarium is the schedule for when lights will be on and off. For the planted aquarium, this becomes critical in creating the right balance between providing enough lights for you plants but not too much to simply fuel unwanted algae.
Specific to the low light planted Aquarium, since